Celebrate July 4th in Marietta Square!

2013 Fourth in the Park Celebration Includes Freedom Parade, Festival, Live Music, Fireworks & More

By Michelle Sisco June 29, 2013
Come out and celebrate America’s independence as the City of Marietta hosts the 2013 Fourth in the Park celebration beginning on Thursday, July 4, 2013 beginning at 10am. The Independence Day celebration starts with the Marietta Freedom Parade that starts at Roswell Street Baptist Church and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The parade features marching units from the City of Marietta, Air National Guard Band of the South, local civic organizations, beauty pagent queens, scouts and local businesses of all types.

After the parade there will be free live concerts and entertainment, museum tours, food, arts and crafts, carnival games, and of course fireworks.

Macaroni Kid will have a tent/table in the kids' area! Stop by and see us. We'll have games and treats for the kids - free of course!   Michelle Sisco of Smyrna Vinings Marietta Macaroni Kid and I will be celebrating the 4th of July in Marietta Square.  Michelle and I will be handing out bags to our first 300 visitors to our tent!   Sponsors are Rhea Lana of North Atlanta and Sweets n Dreams.

July 4, 2013 Event Schedule

    10am – Marietta Freedom Parade

    10am– 9pm – Festival

    Noon–2pm – Scott Thompson

    2pm – Bell Ringing ceremony

    2:15pm – Float contest awards

    7–8pm – Unusual Suspects

    8–9:30pm – Greg Bates

    Dark – Fireworks

The parade spans a 1.5-mile route beginning at Roswell Street Baptist Church and heads west on Roswell St, then north on East Park Square through the Square, then down Cherokee Street and finishing at North Marietta Parkway. The parade features more than 2,000 participants in more than 100 entries, and there will be an estimated 30,000 people in attendance. Watch as local businesses, civic organizations, beauty queens, bands, scouts, National Guard, and numerous floats participate and compete for prizes based on design, color, theme, appearance, originality, and riders and costumes.

The arts and crafts show features more than eighty different vendors showcasing a wide variety of products. The vendors will be open from 10am to 9pm.

Food will be available from a variety of concessions beginning at 10am. Restaurants on the Square will also be open for business.

Carnival games will be available throughout the park from 10am-9pm.; tickets for games will be available at booths located throughout the park.

Fireworks will light up the sky and patriotic music will the air at dark.

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